Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- Missing In Action: Michigan's Primary Voters Michigan’s State House primary election takes place on Tuesday, August 2. IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann talks about the importance of voting despite historically low turnout in local elections.
- As Hunting Wanes, Michigan Must Sell Itself To A New Outdoor Generation IPPSR affiliate and Professor of Economics Charles Ballard is quoted on how attract and keep young talent in Michigan as the state pivots its identity to match a younger generation’s demands.
MSU Criminologist Investigates Public Safety Consolidation IPPSR affiliate Jeremy Wilson completed a comprehensive study on the advantages and disadvantages of consolidation of police and fire departments. The study was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.
MSU Program Makes Detroit New Kind Of Classroom MSU’s DETxMSU Summer Course allows students to live and study in Detroit to learn about the unique problems facing the city and how they might be solved. IPPSR affiliate Josh Sapotichne leads one of the seven programs within the course.
TPP Emerges As Key Issue In Vital US Rust Belt States Donald Trump opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which gives him a boost in usually Democratic states that have suffered from factory jobs moving overseas. IPPSR affiliate and MSU Economist Charles Ballard believes that, despite attention during the election, many voters are still unfamiliar with the TPP.
Unemployment Disparities And How It Shapes Policy IPPSR affiliate Lisa Cook participates in a Michigan Radio panel on the political and economic implications of the racial disparities in unemployment.
Think Conventions Don't Matter? Don't Say That To Matt Grossmann IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann discusses the continuing political importance of the conventions.
Democrats Are Now The Party Of Real America An op-ed offers an alternative view of how the 2016 Presidential election is re-shaping parties. IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann’s research on party asymmetry is cited.
http://ippsr.msu.edu/blog-author/marcie-babcockDonald Trump Jr's Call For School Choice In Context The Conversation takes a closer look at school choice arguments made during the Republican National Convention. IPPSR affiliate Josh Cowen is cited for his research on charter schools.